One of the unforeseen and unintended results of the increasing importance of experts in the modern world is that, in a great many departments of life, the ordinary man has become passive where he used to be active. Time was when almost every youth played football; the game was recommended as healthful exercise and a school of manly fortitude as regards small hurts. Nowadays, football is like the theatre: a spectacle provided by specialists for the delectation of the multitude.